By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi The Women Film Critics Circle is an association of 65 women film critics and scholars from around the country and internationally, who are involved in print, newswire, radio, online and TV broadcast media. The WFCC started in 2004 to form the first women critics organisation in the United States, in the  [ Read More ]


A revenge film equally suited for art house cinephiles and die-hard genre fans. IT’S ABOUT A BEACH BUM, whose quiet life is upended by dreadful news. He sets off for his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance but proves an inept assassin and finds himself in a brutal fight to protect his  [ Read More ]


Unstaged is a five-part concert series featuring various artists, presented by YouTube, American Express and VEVO. Each performance included unique online components, such as voting for the encore performance or the ability to switch camera angles. The series began with Arcade Fire, who performed at Madison Square Garden in New York City on 5 August  [ Read More ]


CANNES FF 2913 OUT OF COMPETITION The Great Gatsby Twelve years after Romeo+Juliet, based on Shakespeare’s tragedy, Baz Lurhmann set out to adapt the famous novel by Francis Scott Fitzgerald in an attempt to reveal its unspoken side. Three film versions of The Great Gatsby have been made since the novel, considered a major work  [ Read More ]


The Croods, the review

marzo - 12 - 2013
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Review by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi The Flintstones are beyond shadow of a doubt the timeless cartoon-family of the stone age. But DreamWorks tries to supply its own 3D animation version of prehistoric kith and kin cavemen facing evolution.   ‘The Croods’ tells the story of the world’s first family road trip: when their cave is  [ Read More ]


Interview by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi   Picture yourself on a boat on the Amstel, traversing a world populated by cheerful strange creatures, through a stylised scenery, defined by clear shapes, bright colours and strong black, lines. Welcome to the visionary realm depicted by the Dutch artist, Jacqueline Schäfer. Her paintings, silkscreens and sculptures are currently  [ Read More ]